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Senators work to change Ambrose’s judicial training bill, get it passed before summer break

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Some Senators say proposed changes to the bill requiring sexual assault training for judges have broad support, but ‘games’ may delay the study.

Former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says a 'concerted' effort in the Senate has kept her bill from appearing before a committee—a necessary step before the Red Chamber can vote on her private member's bill and send it back to the House. With eight sitting weeks left, time is running out. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With a private member’s bill that would improve judicial training on sexual assault stalled in the Upper Chamber, some Senators say they’re willing to sit the few extra hours needed to get the “important” bill through before Parliament rises, but it’s not clear enough Senators agree.

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